Michelle Sergio, 38, of Nanuet, was initially charged with Driving While Intoxicated following the September 3 accident.
According to a statement from Westchester County Police, Sergio was
arraigned on that charge in the Town of Ossining Wednesday morning. Her
case, at the request of Ossining's court, has since been transferred to
the Town of Yorktown, police said.
She is expected to be
arraigned on the manslaughter felony charge—which was filed today—at her
next scheduled court date, Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.
said, "Mangialardi was crossing Route 9A about 10:15 p.m. when he was
struck in the northbound lanes by a Nissan Altima driven by Sergio."
accident occurred at the intersection of Route 134 in Ossining. Sergio
was taken into custody after police said she failed a field sobriety
A blood sample taken later showed her blood alcohol content exceeded the .08 percent threshold for DWI.
yesterday, at a hearing in Westchester County Court, Sergio’s bail was
reduced to $125,000 cash or $250,000 bond," police said
today. "Following her arrest on Tuesday, bail had been set at $250,000
cash or $500,000 bond."
Briarcliff Manor resident and Town of
Ossining justice candidate Mangliardi, 55, was remembered by his
colleagues and friends as a "gentleman."